mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Pours an oily, dark black-brown with thin, light brown head that quickly disappears. Appearance is quite thick - like syrup. Aroma is very sweet, strong chocolate and candied. Taste is much of what you smell with distinct chocolate and molasses. A full-bodied, thick beer. It’s actually quite warming with the 11%+ alcohol and almost dessert-like flavor. Definitely works for me and my sweet tooth on a very cold winter night. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft at blue monk, jet black pour, small head. Alcohol aroma, black licorice, dark chocolate and deep roast. Big black licorice flavor, overwhelms a lot o other notes. Slight rubbing alcohol notes. Piney hop bitterness. Somewhat harsh but still pretty good tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle (22 oz) bottled in 2010. Traded by pushkinwow, thanks Stephen! Black with a small brown head and little lacing. Aroma is really sweet with molasses, caramel, toffee, malt, liquorice and dark fruits. Taste is ultra sweet (cloying) with caramel, toffee, slight roasted malt a very slight hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is sirupy. Good Imperial Stout but too sweet for my liking. We’ve splitted the bottle 3 ways and I had more than enough. Maybe it was more drinkable when more hoppy. Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London - another big one from Seth! Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Dark malt nose with burnt marshmallow and milk chocolate. Big sweet flavor, some dark malts, moderate roast, big alcohol, burnt sugars, some dark fruits, raisins and licorice. Full bodied with average to high, creamy carbonation. A bit of heat on the finish, more dark sugars, decent roast, robust earthy bitterness. It’s fairly hot. Very good, but not outstanding. OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Pours black with a dark tan head. Smells of A bit of roasted malt, chocolate, coffe, with mostly piney hops. Tastes of roasted malt, pine, soy sauce, umami, chocolate and light smoke. A lot going on but I’m not sure I’m in love with it.
nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2013
750ml bottle courtesy of Brian. Very unique, melon fruit tones with a massive Impy Stout background. Massive flavor, and the hops are really out there, not really making sense, but cool because of that. Almost approaching pepper, soaked in island fruit. Tocacco, chocolate, maybe a touch of vanilla. Pretty cool offering. The aroma is a little odd. NikkTwist (3225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Poured a pitch brown (though completely opaque so not positive if brown or black.) Dark foamy tan head. First taste brought an almost dark fishy flavor. Pungent dark caramel fruit. Vegemite. Nutella. Somewhat dark syrupy palate. Dark, syrupy and difficult but wonderful due to that. Ron (3961) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2013
I got out of work today an hour and a half early to stop at Tap and Mallet and have a couple of nice beers on way home. The weather was so bad traffic was at a crawl. I did not dare stop. The 25 minute commute too 1.5 hours just to get home. I broke out this bottle to celebrate my 5 years at Paychex. Poured jet black and a small head. Alcohol aroma, black licorice, dark chocolate and deep roast. Big black licorice flavor, overwhelms a lot o other notes. Some alcohol notes. Piney hop bitterness. Somewhat harsh but still pretty good sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap. Pours a very thick black with chocolate head. Very hearty beer with lots of chocolate malt flavor. I didn’t pick up much hop flavor in this despite the claims of dry hopping. Strong alcohol flavor. Maybe a little too strong for my tastes. I definitely prefer the bourbon county stout to this one. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Opaque, virtually black with tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of smokey roasted malt, leather, roasted coffee, chocolate, citrus and pine.
Taste of roasted malt, brown sugar, grapefruit, molasses and coffee with a hefty alcohol burn.
Full body and medium carbonation.
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